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What does the /Mot. J. 65 represent? I know that the Czechs, Finns, Swedes and Austro Hungarians (and I expect the Germans as well) would stamp unit designations on the pistol - usually on the front grip strap but sometimes on a unit disc in one of the grip panels.
I'm not familiar with exactly how the Wojsko Polskie labeled their pistols but Nr 44807 would most likely be the pistol's serial number. Speculation on my part but the Mot. J. 65 might be a unit designation.
Or is it a Polish military abbreviation for something else?
As regards variety of pistols used by the Polish Army – indeed, it was a problem that Command tried to solve (by implementation of wz.1935 Vis pistol) but even in September / October 1939 this equipment was not fully unified and range of different types and calibers was observed in the field (of Spanish, German, Belgian, French, Czech, Hungarian etc. origin).
I suspected that the 'J' might have been a '7' as it makes sense that the caliber was 7.65 mm. It could very well be a Melior as I have found reference to such a pistol being made post WW1.
I'll try to follow up on one of the letters seeming to be a German ü and see if I can find some possibilities. I would very much expect captured or purchased German pistols to be in the Polish inventory.